Textual is a nice gui IRC client for osx for times when you want inline images and clickable links by default. You really should just fork out the 4 quid for it…
However since as it is open source, you just can compile your own copy for free. It’s a fairly simple procedure and even on a ye olde 2011 Macbook air only takes a few mins.
This guide assumes that you have git and xcode setup and installed.
Clone Source from GITHUB
mkdir ~/src cd ~/src git clone --recursive https://github.com/Codeux-Software/Textual.git
Setup Code signing certs
- open the Keychain Access tool
- Keychain Access > Certificate Assistant> Create a Certificate
- stick your name in and select Code Signing as the Certificate Type
- hit Create
Setup Textual use your certificate (replace ‘Your Name Here’ with whatever you entered into the code signing certificate)
sed -i -e 's/Mac Developer/Your Name Here/g' ~/src/Textual/Resources/Build\ Configurations/Code\ Signing\ Identity.xcconfig
Turn off licence management
sed -i -e 's/TEXTUAL_BUILT_WITH_LICENSE_MANAGER=1/TEXTUAL_BUILT_WITH_LICENSE_MANAGER=0/' ~/src/Textual/Resources/Build\ Configurations/Shared\ Standard\ Release\ Configuration.xcconfig
cd ~/src/Textual xcodebuild -scheme 'Textual (Standard Release)' build
If all succeeds then your app should be in ~/src/Textual/Build\ Results/Release/Textual.app and you can now copy it into ~/Applications if you so desire